Partnership gets business boost

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A PARTNERSHIP which is trying to make people in Hampshire feel safer has received donations from an IT company.

Hampshire Constabulary, Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service and local businesses have joined forces to form The Blue Light Trust.

The group's aims are to reduce crime and the fear of crime within homes and businesses, to promote higher driving standards and road safety, and educate people on all areas of fire safety and fire prevention.

Computacenter UK has shown its support for the charity by donating a Lenovo laptop and an HP printer to help the group in its work.

Businesses from all over Hampshire are being invited to join the Blue Lamp Trust, and as part of the membership package they will receive various benefits including driver awareness training.

The Blue Lamp Trust co-ordinator Mark Bradford said: 'This generous donation by Computacenter represents an important example of business working in partnership with The Blue Lamp Trust and we are delighted that the business sector is seizing the opportunity to make a significant difference in this way.'

Hampshire High Sheriff Alan Lovell and Hampshire Chief Constable Alex Marshall also attended.